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The Pernicious Effects of Defining Deviancy Up

Worst of all, however, if jailing and killing activists provoke no more outrage than imposing financial reporting requirements on NGOs, brutal dictatorships have no reason not to go straight to the torturing and killing.

Smartphone…Dumb Me?

I recently switched from a smartphone to a flip phone. I was spending too much time looking at the phone blurring the boundaries between work and personal time, tuning out my family. I became enslaved to my phone. The smarter the phone, the dumber I got.

The War Of Miracles

the Six-Day War became the war that military experts cannot logically explain. I call it “The War of Miracles.”

Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

After decades of ominous demographic statistics, the American Jewish community faces a stark choice about its future. Can Israeli culture offer a way out?

Liberal Denigration Of Republicans Is Nothing New

Liberals have a long history of mercilessly castigating Republican presidents including the popular, and successful Ronald Reagan. But if you want to know about psychopathic-level demonization of a president, consider what George W. Bush endured.

Creation: One And Done Or Sustained Endeavor?

If God had opted not to constantly re-create but to have His creation continue on its own by virtue of the original energy He invested in it, it wouldn't be a dwelling in the full sense of the word. God prefers to remain constantly involved within His world through re-creation.

‘Wonder Woman,’ BIG-Name Concerts Upstage Cultural Boycott of Israel

With big name rock concerts coming this summer--and the future-- to Israel, BDS movement’s cultural boycott of the Jewish state appears to be waning. Thanks Wonder Woman!

Blaming Bibi for Trump’s Embassy U-Turn Hurts Israel

No government will be more pro-Israel than Israel’s own, so if even Netanyahu doesn’t really want Jerusalem to be treated as Israel’s capital, what foreign government would?

Israel’s New Settlement Policy: Evaluated and Explained

Israel's new settlement policy seems to have taken the settlement issue off the boil not just with the Trump administration but also with other friendly foreign governments.

Jews And Space

Though Resnik in 1984 became the second American woman to travel in space – Sally Ride was the first – she is perhaps better known as the first Jewish woman in space.

A Torah Voice In The Public Square: An Interview with Rabbi Yaakov Menken

We regard it as a chillul Hashem when liberal rabbis offer opinions in the media that clearly run contrary to the Torah.

The Times Revises Its Revisionism

And therein lies a cautionary tale that should cause skeptics of Mr. Trump’s “fake news” mantra to seriously reconsider.

Pass The Taylor Force Act

That this lesson in Palestinian credibility – or, more precisely, lack of same – will seriously inform future U.S. Mideast policy is perhaps too much to hope for.

Don’t Ask Ivanka to Oppose Religious Freedom

Whether one regards Ivanka as a role model or a false front for a president you consider unfit for office, Jewish groups using her religion or her role as the most influential woman in the WH against her on this issue is unfortunate.

Palestinians’ Real Tragedy: Failed Leadership

The Palestinian Authority has proven to be not much different than most of the Arab dictatorships, where democracy and freedom of expression and the media are non-existent.

Otto Warmbier, Moral Perversion, and the Social Justice Left

Otto Warmbier was released just last week by North Korea after they beat him near to death inperhaps the most vicious crime directed against an American citizen by DPRK. He has died this week, days after being returned to his home and family.

Prioritizing Existential Risk: Israel’s Need to “Stay Focused” on Nuclear Threats

Although Israel continues to face multiple and often intersecting security threats, including terror, its core operational focus should remain on existential perils, especially nuclear attack and nuclear war.

A Humanitarian Travesty in Gaza

Gaza's power shortage is creating a worse humanitarian crisis than Israel’s partial blockade ever did, yet neither Amnesty nor Human Rights Watch has published a single press release about the electricity crisis

Terrorism Must Always Be Condemned

London would never name a public square to “honor” a vicious terrorist. So why does the world remain silent as the PA continues to name public squares after vicious murderers of innocent Jews?

How to Fight Islamic Terrorism Effectively? Learn From Israel

Europeans should learn from Israel’s vast experience in confronting vehicular terror attacks. ‘Run, hide and tell’ is not a strategic concept that will discourage further attacks or limit their damage. We will have to be more robust than this.

Colel Chabad: Israel’s Longest Running Charity

Pantry Packers makes volunteering both fun and accessible, something beyond the scope of typical food-service organizations.

INTO THE FRAY- Bennett’s Academic Code: Right Sentiment, Wrong Strategy

In-depth 2013 study: “Israeli academics have been free to engage in ‘nazification’ of Israel”

With Shutdown of Power Plant, Hamas Again Prioritizes Tunnels and Rockets Over Gazan Lives

{Originally posted to the Tower Magazine website} Gaza’s sole power plant shut down on Sunday for lack of funds, leaving the nearly 2 million residents...

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